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MediCorps - Project Development Coordinator (2)
The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development, through its RSVP of the Ohio Valley program, seeks to address critical community needs through recruitment and management of senior volunteers in the southeastern Ohio region whose skills and expertise are used to help bring focus and solutions to these problems. Our long-term goal includes the development of infrastructure and resources, including volunteers, for specific, sustainable and enduring efforts related to poverty elimination as a result, directly or indirectly, of the harmful effects of drug addiction. COAD/RSVP of the Ohio Valley plans to engage two VISTA members in program development efforts to address the pervasive drug addiction problem which has grown exponentially in the area in the past two decades. Opiates, particularly with the onset of heroin use, have become entrenched into the illicit drug culture of the area, further exacerbating the already high levels of poverty and its impacts on the well being of the community. Program goals will be to create one new project, and to enhance another project which is in its early stages of development. The new project to be created will be a Kinship Care support group which will develop resources, provide training, and offer opportunities for grandparents and other older adults who are raising children as a result of the parents' drug use, incarceration, or other inabilities to care for these children. The second project will be to create a sustainable infrastructure for the county-level anti-drug coalitions which are currently in infancy stage, working in collaborative partnership with our local (Gallia-Jackson-Meigs) Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services and its contract agencies, to ensure that the coalitions have a solid foundation from which to build, using the proven Strategic Prevention Framework, and that successful recruiting efforts take place to create coalitions that serve a broad spectrum of the community.
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Member Duties : The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development, through its RSVP of the Ohio Valley program, is seeking two AmeriCorps VISTA members to work in southeastern Ohio in counties which are experiencing high levels of addiction, particularly opiate related addiction, and its related impacts on the quality of life of the community. The VISTA members will be involved in one of two crucial projects. The project will be infrastructure development and expansion of community-based anti-drug coalitions which will bring the community together at a broad level to create and develop ways to combat the blight of addiction. The position will require a high-level of community outreach and engagement, which will increase skills in networking and collaboration. The position will also require research into evidence-based practices.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Conflict Resolution . 
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MediCorps - Project Development Coordinator (2)

Program Start/End Date
06/21/2018  -   06/20/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  02/13/2018  To  05/05/2018 

Contact Patrick Creedon
243 E Main St
Jackson   OH   45640
6149146458 x 4
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78531